Ayurveda For Skin: 5 Ingredients From The Kitchen That Can Help You Prevent Acne

Acne is referred to as Youvana  Pidika in Ayurveda, which roughly translates to boils of the young age. Acne no longer is pubertal trouble. Diet high in fats, sugar, salt, slow metabolism, imbalanced hormones, stress, and odd sleep-wake cycles have made acne common in adulthood these days. According to Ayurveda, our skin naturally harbors a beautiful ecosystem of microorganisms. The change in our sebum make-up leads to opportunistic parasitism by these microbes. But the good news is, you can prevent acne with a few simple home remedies. Here are some common kitchen ingredients that can help you deal with acne.

1. Coriander (Dhaniya)

Coriander is deemed ordinary. Apart from being ridiculously tasty, coriander is one of the rare herbs that balance all three doshas. It boosts metabolism, manages sugar levels, and balances hormones. You can steep crushed coriander seeds in hot water. Strain and enjoy this tea with a bit of lemon and honey. When applied to active acne, fresh coriander leaf paste helps it heal, reducing the redness and swelling.

2. Red Lentils (Masoor) 

Ayurvedic swears by masoor dal for all troubles skin can spell. Masoor heals whiteheads and blackheads, which are precursors to a full-brown pimple. It can help to improve skin texture and promote a rosy glow. Soak masoor dal in raw milk or yogurt overnight. Paste it in a mixer grinder and slather it on like a face mask.

3. Fennel (Saunf) 

Insulin surge triggered by white rice maida and sugar can deteriorate acne-prone skin. Fennel can help beat these carvings. Reach out to fennel every time you crave sweets. Fennel boosts metabolism, curbs sweets craving, and has a positive effect on balancing hormones.

4. Saffron (Kesar) 

The publicity that saffron gets is not enough. Saffron is excellent for managing acne-prone skin. Soak some cinnamon bark powder and saffron in warm water. Enjoy this tea with a little honey. It detoxifies the liver and boosts the immunity of the skin.

5. Mint (Pudina) 

Pudina calms the skin, keeps the pores clear and aids digestion. Pudina leaf paste can prevent breakouts by clearing the pores. It’s so good to have warm herbal teas. Adding a little pudina to it going to make the acne-busting plan to next level.


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